The capsule wardrobe: a collection of timeless pieces that will serve you years to come. Why is the capsule wardrobe becoming so popular now? Well, the economy is a start! More and more americans are buying pieces that are both versatile and elegant. (Modern Consumerism: Mindful Shopping in 2016) Building a wardrobe you can be proud to own is not that difficult and you only need a few pieces!
Here are some staples that every capsule wardrobe should contain. They might seem like simple (and slightly) boring pieces, but you’ll wear them in many different ways and also accessorize for a simple and easy to put together look. The key is to invest in these pieces, because they should last you more than a year. 2016 is the year you should spend your money wisely and if you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe – look no further!
A little (or midi) black dress is a staple wardrobe piece because of it’s versatility throughout the seasons. You can accessorize with many different pieces and makeup looks. Black is always elegant and classy.
One of my favorite black dresses is the TopShop Ruffle Sleeve Dress from Nordstrom
A white dress is also a staple piece, especially handy for the summer! You can accessorize this dress with a statement hat and purse when you want a pop of color, like red!
A great white dress is the Perfected Prestige Dress from Dona Morgan available at ModCloth.
No elegant wardrobe is complete without a tweed Chanel style jacket. This is a great business casual piece. If you really want to invest in a piece, this is the one to invest in! A classic Chanel tweed jacket from the Fall 2008 collection, perhaps? Available here.
Another alternative is the Cynthia Tweed Jacket from LKBennet
A Classic Blazer
In case tweed is not your thing, you can easily recreate the look of a tweed jacket with a simple blazer. This is perfect for over your new little black dress or anytime you want to be dressy casual! It will also be a great piece for those future job interviews!
A great classic styled blazer ( in grey) is this one from H&M, available here.
A Trench Coat or Camel Coat
This fall and winter style is currently trending! Elegant pieces always have a way of coming back into “trending” mode at some point or another! Get a classic trench for a quick and easy chic look.
Be it black, grey, or beige, pumps are always a capsule essential because of their timelessness.
Well Tailored Jeans
Baggy jeans don’t flatter anybody. Pick a pair (or pairs) of jeans that fit you comfortably and if you need tailoring, get it done. Rolling up your jeans is fine (to an extent) but you should really think about getting them tailored if they are too long. It might expensive depending on how much you need done but it will be well worth it.
My favorite pairs of jeans are from Top Shop and H&M. The comfort and material are superb and so is the price!
A Striped Shirt
A little nautical inspiration never hurt anybody, especially the lovely Kate Middleton, who rocks striped shirts like no another! Take a style hint from the Duchess of Cambridge and include striped shirts in your capsule wardrobe.
A great striped shirt is this one by J.Crew
Well Tailored Black Pants
Black pants for work or even cigarette pants are definitely a wardrobe piece you should invest in! They can be worn casually or for work. Get them tailored to suit your style and length!
Round, cat eye, squared, or oversized, sunglasses are a staple in the capsule wardrobe. They go with almost any look and can instantly maximize your chic factor.
Scarfs can be worn in so many different ways, its a wonder why more women don’t use them during the spring and summer! Breezy scarfs are perfect for that retro and vintage glam look.
Have you started building a capsule wardrobe? What are some of your favorite pieces? Share them below!